I had a couple hours to kill once I landed, as I was waiting on Dr friend Adam to get off work so we could have dinner. I had a couple things to return from J Crew (there are two down the street from me in LA, why I couldn't find the time to do it there, I don't know) so I hopped in a car and went to the Gateway. But once I got there, I realized it was a ghost town. Hmmm...what happened to all the stores? Sure, there are some still there, but not any that I wanted to go to. A quick Google search revealed that the new mall downtown was open and most shops had migrated. I did not yet realize what a big deal this new mall is. I ended up going there about eight times over the course of five days. It was all anyone could talk about.
Never fear, I drove south to my brother's and we had dinner at The Smoking Apple, which is pretty dang good. Their fries are probably the best I've ever eaten.
'Round 10pm I got news that Adam got to leave the hospital. I went back to SLC wondering what on earth is open that late on a Wednesday, but such a place does exist. A hipster-y late night diner downtown. Then we walked through the mall again and took a photo of our reflection in this window. Except you can't really see that.
Radiolab event that night with Demetri Martin, but no go. We grabbed dinner at Takashi (Black Magic Woman roll, get in my belly!) and were wandering the streets (probably headed back towards that mall) when we ran into his friend who had just come from the Radiolab after party. She told us that the Radiolab guys and Demetri were just hanging out, and even though people were supposed to have official nametags to get in to this informal gathering, no one was really checking. Second floor, Paris room, Hotel Monaco, let's go. Our faith that we would find this party paid off - we did! Photos to prove it. Demetri's got such great hair.
their website. Right now they still have some pigeons living in the ceiling. That will soon change! Then it was mall time again with sis in law Courtney, and her sis, Jenna. We bought make up and did girly things.
Saturday - the big event! Christian's eyes are closed, but Christina looks amazing.